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Old 10-10-2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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Question Ultraviolet Sterilizer?

Is anyone using an Ultraviolet Sterilizer in a freshwater fish and plant tank? I was thinking about getting one but wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with them.

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Old 10-11-2010, 12:28 AM   #2
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they are not needed in most cases. if you did have it all you would need in most cases is it on a few hours a week.
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Almost never needed. I had a friend who had a terrible problem with green water (free-floating green algae) in one of his tanks and setting up a UV sterilizer did the trick when nothing else seemed to work for him. But under normal circumstances, a UV sterilizer isn't needed and even cheap ones are a bit pricey.
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i've had fresh water tanks for 2 years now and haven't ever need a uv sterilizer.
only reason i have ever seen a need for one is as JohnPaul stated to clean up really bad green water.
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